How To Clean Harley Sportster Wheels

Your Harley Sportster wheels are dirty and you want to learn how to clean Harley Sportster wheels? When the weather is nice, you want to ride your motorcycle and it can get quite dirty. When it is time to clean those Harley Sportster wheels they have become very dirty and sometimes grimy.  Cleaning Harley Sportster wheels is easy when you clean them correctly.

Things You Will Need:

  • Soft plastic brush
  • Shop rags
  • Harley tire and wheel cleaner
  • Microfiber pads and cloths
  • Automotive or motorcycle aluminum polish
  1. Take a trip to your local Harley shop and buy Harley tire and wheel cleaner. Now drive to Wal-Mart and buy the rest of the items you need to clean your Harley Sportster Wheels. Drive back home and get ready to clean your Harley Sportster Wheels. Put down your kick stand or put your Harley Sportster in a cleaning holder if you have one. It is a good idea to buy one if you spend a lot of time working on and cleaning your own Harley.
  2. Take your (biodegradable) Harley tire and wheel cleaner and spray it on your wheels and tires. Harley tire and wheel cleaner is designed to safely clean your Harley Sportster wheels. Wipe off the excess Harley tire and wheel cleaner with a cotton shop rag. If your Harley Sportster tires need more work, spray some more on the tires and wheels. Take your soft plastic brush and scrub the dirtiest areas of your Harley Sportster wheels clean. The soft plastic brush can clean in every nick and cranny of your aluminum wheels. Take the cotton shop rag and wipe off all the dirt and grime.
  3. Take a microfiber pad and put aluminum polish on the pad. If you bought a spray wax, spray it on your Harley Sportster wheels. Wipe the wax into the wheels using a circular motion. Continue to do this until you have waxed all of your Harley Sportster wheels.
  4. Take the microfiber cloths and wipe off all the excess wax from your Harley Sportster wheels. This will make the wheels of your motorcycle shine brightly. Make sure you remove all the excess wax with your microfiber cloth. You have cleaned your Harley Sportster motorcycle wheels and have protected them with a coat of aluminum polish. You now have the nicest looking Harley Sportster motorcycle in the neighborhood.
  5. Keep your Harley Sportster wheels clean and shiny with this wash and wax process.  Using the correct cleaning products on your Harley Sportster motorcycle will keep your wheels looking their best. It will also prevent them from being scratched up by harsher cleaners.


  • Use the correct cleaners on your Harley Sportster
  • Use a coat of wax to protect your wheels and make them shine
  • Use a soft plastic brush to get at the tougher dirt and grime
  • Do not use harsh cleaners on your Harley Sportster
  • Microfiber cloths will not scratch your wheels
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